05-24-2011, 09:16 PM #1
After use maintenance for 2 stroke sea doo ....
Please share your personal process.. I know to clean everything real good and I know there has been wd 40 debates...
Who uses what? Any good alternatives to wd 40 for a quick spray down after use?
Does everyone fog spray inside the carbs? While running on flush hose or not running?
Read this that seems pretty detailed and informative ...
Wash off its exterior thoroughly with fresh water as soon as possible, after safely removing the PWC from the water, Use some car wash and a wash mitt if you have time, but be absolutely certain that no salt water remains on the PWC. Spend extra time washing out the "business end" of the PWC - the jet nozzle, the reverse gate, the impeller, the ride plate.
Allow the engine to cool down before flushing. Flushing a hot engine can cause small stress cracks in the cylinder due to the differential expansion between the aluminum cylinder and iron liner.
Unscrew your PWC's drain plugs. Open your PWC's hood - wash the engine bay down with fresh water - be sure not to hit the electrics with direct spray.
Hook the hose up to the water injection port (the flushing port). Do not turn on the water. (IF you force water into the motor without it running, water can and will backtrack up into the carbs and cylinders causing hydro-lock.) Start the engine; let it idle for a few seconds. Then, with engine running, turn on the water. Ensure that water is flowing out of the exhaust, the impeller grate, and the cooling port(s). Let the motor run at idle for approximately 8-9 minutes. After this time has passed, remove the hose. Let the engine run another 5-6 seconds, then stop the engine.
Ensure your PWC is secure to the trailer. Tilt the PWC back on its trailer. This allows all the gathered water inside to run out. Hold the trailer at an angle for approximately 3-5 minutes. Once it is back level, use shop towels or rags to dry off the entire engine bay/battery compartment/exterior.
Open the port on the carb silencer - it is usually a small rubber gasket that can easily be opened by hand. Start the engine, and let it run for 1-2 seconds. With the engine idling, shoot a little bit of "FOGGING OIL" into the port. (The engine will bog down for a second, and then resume its normal idle). Spray another little shot of fogging oil in, the engine bogs down, and then it picks back up. Once the engine is idling again, stop it.
Coat the entire engine, the "business end of the PWC" (including the impeller, the jet gates, the reverse gates, and all the exposed metal in the rear of the PWC), and all cables and linkages with a thin coat of silicone lubricant. (Many people use WD-40 for this, or CorrosionPro Lube.) Any light oil that displaces moisture will work - this is just to seal the metal off from any corrosion causing moisture.
Apply a vinyl treatment to your vinyl seats - this can be from an automotive store, or a boating supply store, but protect those seats from cracking, fading and wearing thin!
Fill your PWC with gasoline and Oil (especially if its a two stroke). Leaving these tanks with empty space is just asking water and condensation to form. Be safe, keep them stored full!
It is a very good idea to use a fuel stabilizer gasoline additive. While it is almost imperative to treat your gas if you are not planning to use your PWC during the off-season, etc., it is a good practice to always treat your gas since the stabilizer significantly slows the absorption of water vapor from the air. You are done - cover your PWC with a tarp or a provided cover and call it another great day on the water.
05-26-2011, 04:31 PM #2
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